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de Gournay X Vincent Darré

For the occasion of Deco Off Paris 2022, de Gournay are proud to unveil the transformation of the private apartment in our Paris showroom by Vincent Darré. A legend of the industry, Darré’s unique brand of visual storytelling has won him consistent accolades throughout a celebrated career across multiple mediums. Applying his inimitable flair to a trio of exclusive designs, Darré conceived the each installation as a journey through a noble French pavilion.
A conceptual and dreamlike landscape, ‘Metaphysic’ is inpired by studies of 17th century metaphysical objects – a theme Darré returns to often. Composed of largescale, architectural constructions and graphically rendered forms in a stark monochrome palette with warm accents of gilded Gold, executed by hand in an intaglio style. A surreal rendition of a pictorial unconscious.

“I wanted to do something different, unexpected—things that have obsessed me forever. This project is like haute couture.”

Darré’s stylised drawings have been hand embroidered by de Gournay artisans onto velvet upholstery, creating a capsule collection from his line of furniture with The Invisible Collection.
A striking merger of Darré’s imagination and de Gournay’s technical skills, ‘Pagoda’ is an eclectic scene of stylised Chinoiserie, filled with brightly coloured Pagoda’s, tiered Temples and richly costumed characters in a lively setting to reflect the activity of a dining room.
Exemplifying de Gournay’s savoir faire in the creation of scenic vista’s for walls, ‘Trellis’ is a vivid depiction of the titular construction in fresh Green on a Blue ground – a Garden-esque scene welcoming visitors to the apartment.